Tel Aviv

About: Tel Aviv is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in central Israel. It is the second largest city in Israel with a population of 405,000, and is part of a metropolitan area that...

Jaffa

About: Jaffa is a port city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Known as Joppa in the Bible, it is the place Jonah sailed from while trying to escape God’s command (Jonah 1:3)....

Valley of Elah

About: The Valley of Elah is located between the Old Testament nations of Israel and Philistia.  It is the site of David’s victory over Goliath and the subsequent battle between Israel and Philistia. (1...

Lachish

About: Lachish was a city/fort built near the coast of Canaan. It is first mentioned in Joshua as one of the cities which allied itself against the Gideonites. They were defeated in battle when...

Beersheba

About: Beersheba is the southernmost city in the territiories settled by the Israelites. It was mentioned throughout the Old Testament, most often as various people traveled through the region. Abraham made a treaty with...

Ramon Crater

About: The Ramon Crater is Israel’s largest makhtesh, a large valley with high steep walls. It covers an area 53 miles south of Beersheba and is about 25 miles wide. The Ramon Crater is home to...

Wilderness of Zin

About: The Wilderness of Zin is an inhospitable desert located in the Arabah. It is part of the area that the Israelites wandered through for 40 years before coming to the promised land. Several...

Timna

About: Timna is located in southern Israel, southwestern Arabah. It is an area that has a large amount of copper ore and many mines. In ancient times this was one of the main sources...

Eilat

About: The city of Eilat is at the southern most tip of Israel.  It is a port city on the Gulf of Aqaba which is part of the Red Sea. In the Old Testament...

Red Sea

About: The Red Sea is technically a saltwater inlet of the Indian Ocean, connecting to the Guld of Aquaba and the Gulf of Suez, which form the Sinai Peninsula. It is an ecoregion specifically...